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Sea of Thieves' PC specs show requirements for 540p @30 fps up to 4k @60fps

By midian182 ยท 7 replies
Feb 13, 2018
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  1. It’s just over a month until the full version of pirate-themed multiplayer title Sea of Thieves arrives on the Xbox One and PC. Ahead of the March 20 launch, publisher Microsoft and developer Rare have released an extensive list of PC requirements, which range from 540p @30fps up to 4k @60fps.

    As Ubisoft did with Far Cry 4’s spec list, Rare/Microsoft have included a range of resolutions and frame rates and the hardware requirements for each. They have even split the video card categories into “GPU” and “Modern GPU,” and have included suggested hard drive speeds, which is something rarely seen.

    The good news for owners of potato PCs is that Sea of Thieves will run on an Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 or Iris 540 with 4 GB of RAM, a 5400 RPM hard drive (with 60GB free), and integrated graphics. At 540p with minimum, aka “Cursed,” graphics settings, it’s not going to look great, but at least the game works on low-end machines.

    Moving up to 720p @30 fps requires an Intel Q9450 or AMD Phenom II X6 along with a 1 GB GTX 650 or AMD Radeon 7750. The modern GPU category starts with a GTX 1030 or R7 450.

    For those who want to play the game in 4k @60 fps with Ultra (mythical) settings, an i7 4790 or Ryzen 5 1600, 16 GB of RAM, a GTX 1080 Ti or RX Vega 64, and an SSD are required.

    Microsoft recently announced that Sea of Thieves would be one the games from Microsoft Studios to arrive on the company’s Xbox Game Pass subscription service the same day it's released. The changes haven’t been well received by retailers, with one Austrian company delisting Microsoft’s consoles from its store in retaliation. Those who buy the game on Xbox One will also receive access to the PC version through the Play Anywhere initiative.

    Here's a full list of requirements that's easier to read:

    540p @30fps

    • OS: Windows 10 Anniversary (1607)
    • CPU: Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 or Intel Iris 540
    • RAM: 4GB
    • VRAM: 1GB
    • GPU: Integrated
    • Modern GPU: Integrated
    • HDD: 60GB 5,400 RPM
    • Graphics settings: Minimum

    720p @30fps

    • OS: Windows 10 Anniversary (1607)
    • CPU: Intel Q9450 @2.6ghz or AMD Phenom II
    • RAM: 4GB
    • VRAM: 1GB
    • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 or AMD Radeon 7750
    • Modern GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1030 or AMD R7 450
    • HDD: 60GB 5,400 RPM
    • Graphics settings: Low

    1080p @30fps

    • OS: Windows 10 Anniversary (1607)
    • CPU: Intel i3 4170 @3.7ghz or AMD FX-6300 @3.5ghz
    • RAM: 8GB
    • VRAM: 2GB
    • GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R9 270
    • Modern GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050ti or AMD Radeon RX 460
    • HDD: 60GB 7,200 RPM
    • Graphics settings: Medium

    1080p @60fps

    • OS: Windows 10 Anniversary (1607)
    • CPU: Intel i5 4690 @3.5ghz or AMD FX-8150
    • RAM: 8GB
    • VRAM: 4GB
    • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon R9 380x
    • Modern GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD RX 470
    • HDD: 60GB 7,200 RPM
    • Graphics settings: Medium

    4k @30fps

    • OS: Windows 10 Anniversary (1607)
    • CPU: Intel i5 4690 @3.5ghz or AMD FX-8150
    • RAM: 16GB
    • VRAM: 8GB
    • GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 980ti or AMD Radeom RX Vega 56
    • Modern GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070 or AMD Radeom RX Vega 56
    • HDD: 60GB SSD
    • Graphics settings: Ultra

    4k @60fps

    • OS: Windows 10 Anniversary (1607)
    • CPU: Intel i7 4790 @4ghz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @3.6ghz
    • RAM: 16GB
    • VRAM: 8GB
    • GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080ti or AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
    • Modern GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080ti or AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
    • HDD: 60GB SSD
    • Graphics settings: Ultra

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  2. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,515   +407

    That's pretty nice thing to do... I like how min settings is called "cursed" ha ha ha... Sadly my potato of a laptop can't run even that (if I wanted to in the first place)
     
  3. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 5,225   +4,359

    No esports 1080p @ 240hz specs?

    Fail.
     
  4. ZackL04

    ZackL04 TS Maniac Posts: 389   +191

    1080 60: GTX 770 or 380X and modern 1060 or 470 (not a like comparison)

    Also 4k 30 says 980ti and vega 56, should be Fury X
     
  5. Strawman

    Strawman TS Maniac Posts: 208   +151

    The CPU requirements make no sense whatsoever. It can get 60 fps on 8150 at 1080p but it need an i7 / r5 1600 to get 60 fps on 4k? Uhm...okay
     
  6. noel24

    noel24 TS Evangelist Posts: 418   +296

    Windows 10 exclusive, but DX12 cards are not a requirement? Strange!
     
  7. Shadowboxer

    Shadowboxer TS Booster Posts: 127   +46

    4K states a Vega 64 or a 1080ti? So considering this is a DX11 title I can probably get away with a just a regular 1080 if a Vega64 is acceptable? These specs are odd, an Intel i5 4690 or an AMD 8150? I mean the difference between those two CPU's is vast!

    All of this is Depressing, especially as my 4k monitor arrived just 3 weeks ago. My 280x crossfire is struggling a little and what are my chances of getting a 1080ti or a Vega at MSRP right now? :(
     
  8. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 1,266   +1,366

    This game looks really fun, but I dont like the public only servers.

    If they ever bring up private servers, I'll be interested. With these specs, I could just whip up 7 cheap machines to play 8 player LAN.
     

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